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Old November 9th, 2008, 04:22 AM   #1
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Modified Mizar Optical Head and EX1 clip

I shot this with the EX1 and a Mizar Optical motorised head. I made an astable switch which enables a timed motor run, then a timed pause interval. This means I can shoot a 360 degree pan over a period of say 8 hours. The slow setting on the Mizar normally does 180 degrees in 15 minutes.

The system moves the head, then shoots a frame on the EX1, I used HQ 1920x1080 25p and of course SDHC!

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Old November 9th, 2008, 12:57 PM   #2
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Paul, Your work looks fantastic....

can you show us the modifications to the motorized head...

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Old November 9th, 2008, 01:18 PM   #3
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I'm out early tomorrow to try another test, I'll take some stills of the rig, at present it's all bare wires and circuit board for testing, and I need a larger battery as I'm using the pack which comes with the Mizar Optical head ie: 8 penlight cells, which I believe should run the motor for a few hours, but I'm aiming at a whole day - so also need better supply for the EX1 - I'm willing to try a small motorbike battery, something that will run it all for a day.

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Old December 13th, 2008, 01:11 PM   #4
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Nice timelapses! You never posted the info on your rig, I would love to know! Also how do you fire the EX1 from your board? At least this is what it sounds like you are doing.

Please post some images soon!

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